When I first made my declaration that I was going to quit complaining, I received several supportive emails from friends saying such things as "sometimes you need to let it out" and " you need to vent" and I totally agree. I'm not holding in my feelings just so I don't seem like I'm complaining (just ask Paul).
But, when I see things like this blog entry, I am even more convicted in my decision to rethink my thoughts and count my blessings.
Please read an entry at http://www.thisisreverb.com/ Specifically the March 8th article titled "Hope flows through Mathere".
The author of the blog is Ryan and he's currently on a trip to Kenya to report on how sponsoring a child through Compassion International actually works. He's meeting the sponsored kids, checking out the programs offered and sharing it with all of us.
I also encourage you to read the entry "The day of spiritual jealousy" - moving.
And more importantly, I encourage you to sponsor a child.
May you and your family have a very blessed day,